Data + Design Project

Courageous People Write Their Insecurities on Their Bodies

Tuesday 01.07.2014 , Posted by
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In our ever more social world, it’s not always easy to be honest about your true self. Standards of perfection are increasingly prevalent – communicated to us on Facebook, Instagram and the web as a whole. “Be the best that you can” they seem to say, but along with that message comes “don’t share your shortcomings.” Steve Rosenfield’s What I Be Project attacks these societal issues face-on, challenging his subjects to put their insecurities out in the open for all to see. It’s an incredibly courageous thing to do. [Read more...]

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Artists Create 1000 Portraits of a Young Girl

Thursday 02.28.2013 , Posted by

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Many people are thrilled to have someone paint or draw an image of their child… but imagine having 1000 portraits created of your precious little creation! That’s about the gist of this very cool project featuring adorable 3 year-old Adora Levin (aka NyuNyu). Her father, Hanan, had the idea of having artists from around the world create their own interpretation of images he’s posted of Adora, and the results are highly entertaining. The stack of art is piling up… with over 500 artists having already participated. [Read more...]

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All I Own: Peoples Possessions Up Against the Wall

Monday 03.19.2012 , Posted by

What would everything you own look like against one wall? Photographer Sannah Kvist gave her subjects a simple but fun assignment: take all your worldly possessions and build a sculpture in any way you want. In the case of some, that sculpture might look like a mountain, but in the case of these young people from Sweden, they just have a small pile. All of her subjects where born in the 80′s, which is part of the charm of the portraits and an explanation of why they own so few things. [Read more...]

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The Data + Design Project: Pie Charts February

Friday 03.02.2012 , Posted by

Here at Visual News, we’ve been looking for designers/illustrators to participate in an ongoing design series called the Data + Design Project. As an off-shoot of Column Five Media, we are ardent supporters of the union between data and design. Last month we started curating the Data + Design Project gallery as a way to show how flexible and beautiful data visualizations can actually be. With the Visual News website getting over 1.1 million monthly visitors, 13,000 Facebook fans and 2,900 Twitter followers, we hope this can become a valuable resource for inspiration. [Read more...]

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